Nyesom Wike of PDP wins Rivers State Gubernatorial


Nyesom Wike, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Rivers state governorship election, has won another term.

At the end of the final collation of the governorship election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Wike polled 886,264 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC), who garnered 173,859 votes.

Nyesom Wike has been declared by INEC as the winner of the Rivers Governorship Election.

Wike who ran under the umbrella of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 886,264 votes to beat his closest opponent, Mr. Awara of the AAC who polled 173,859 votes.

The Returning officer, Professor Teddy Adias of the Niger Delta University Otuoke, Bayelsa state, made the declaration.

In breaking down the details of the poll, Professor Adias noted that the total registered Voters were 3,048,741

He further informed that the total accredited votes were 1,130,445 and the total valid votes were 1,102,823. The total votes cast were 1,123,840.

Professor Adias further noted that the total number of registered voters in places where elections did not hold is 249,324 .

Wike’s victory comes after very a very tense polling exercise in Rivers State, which recorded cases of violence and electoral anomalies that sought to mar the election.